Valid Names ResultsMontanococcus thriaticus Henderson, 2007 (Eriococcidae: Montanococcus)
- Montanococcus thriaticus Henderson 2007a: 25-26. Type data: NEW ZEALAND, CO: Rock & Pillar Range, Rock & pillar Reserve 2 km NE of Summit Rock, 1350 m in pitfall trap, 2/2/2001. Holotype, female, Type depository: Auckland: New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research, New Zealand; accepted valid name Illustr.
- New Zealand | Hender2007a
- Hender2007a: pp.13 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to Montanococcus species adult females]
- Systematics: Diagnostic features of adult female M. thriaticus are (i) ventral disc pores 5-locular, (ii) disc pore band discontinuous between anterior and posterior spiracles, (iii) anal lobes without noticeable clefts between setae LD1 and LD2 on inner margin; (iv) apical seta displaced onto outer margin of each anal lobe; (v) anal ring setae flagellate, and (vi) translucent pores absent from legs.
- Structure: Adult female body elongate-oval, 0.3-0.37 mm wide, 0.6-0.74 mm long, derm membranous except for anal lobes. Eyespots present on margin at about level of antennal scape. Marginal setae spinose, straight on abdominal segments. Antennae 6-segmented. Labium with 4 pairs of setae discernable. Anal lobes moderately sclerotised, wide at base, long, with lobules on inner margins; dorsal lobule at apex extending beyond normal apex as marked by displaced apical seta.
- Biology: This species inhabits mountain wetlands in the subalpine to penalpine altitudinal belts.
- General Remarks: Good description and illustration of adult female in Henterson (2007a).